Reichold Street by R. L. Herron
Set in a working-class American neighborhood in the turbulent Vietnam War era, REICHOLD STREET deals with some of life's tough issues: alcoholism, bullying, family dysfunction and the horrors of wartime Vietnam.
Albert Parker is the new kid in the neighborhood. He brings with him the emotional scars of early parental loss and all the aggressive attitude a dysfunctional and abusive stepfather can create. This Readers' Favorite Gold Medal novel takes you all the way from first introductions to the searing tragedy, yet remarkable redemption of war.